Who we are

Oxfam in Tanzania strives to become an outward-looking organisation and catalyst for change at local, national and regional levels. Photo: Bill Marwa/Oxfam

Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Oxfam in Tanzania

Oxfam has been working in Tanzania since the 1960s. 

Oxfam in Tanzania (OiTZ) strives to become an outward-looking organisation and catalyst for change at local, national and regional levels. Through its programs and partnerships, OiTZ has the ability to facilitate significant change to influence poverty reduction, leveraging from its experience, strategic membership of networks and alliances, and long-standing good reputation in Tanzania.

The program of work described in the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS) 2015-19 will see the consolidation and strengthening of influencing work, improved documentation and publication practice, better supported strategic partnerships and collaborative approaches, embedded systematic learning from program and operational experiences which inform policy influencing at national level, and scaled up digital technologies use in programming and influencing.

The OCS aligns with the Tanzanian Government’s own development objectives, articulated in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025, and will also bring OiTZ into alignment with the broader strategic ambition of the Oxfam Confederation and Vision 2020.

Our Goals

The programme goals will be to ensure:

  1. Enhanced governance and transparency: Transformed power relationships between women, men, government, and businesses enables citizens to demand accountability and advocate for the provision of quality essential services.

  2. Women’s empowerment: Women are politically, economically and socially empowered to be transformative leaders and change agents within their households and communities.

  3. Tackling rural poverty: Rural women have access to and control of economic resources, including land, and influence over markets and investments to ensure sustainable food security and resilience to disasters, especially those induced by climate change.

The programme ambition in this phase (2015 - 2019) is to explore work to: Embed innovation in youth and development: young women and men are empowered to be agents of change and are supported to influence policy implementation to create social, economic and political opportunities.

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